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Housing contracts for the upcoming academic year are available in February and must be submitted by the deadline with the appropriate housing deposit so that a student is placed on the housing list. Every effort is made to match students with preferred roommates and locations. No students are assigned or reassigned on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental and/or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious preference nor will an assignment be altered for these reasons. Students will be assigned, when possible, based on the preferences stated on their housing contracts. It should be noted that smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the residence halls. All assignments and reassignments are made solely by the Office of Residence Life and those decisions are final.
The Roommate Agreement is a written agreement between residents who are sharing an apartment through which they agree on expectations for everyone in the apartment with regard to cleaning, guests, study times, use of others' possessions, etc. (as long as these are in compliance Residence Life Policies and Student Code of Conduct). Discussing these expectations in advance helps enhance and build community living. Residents in freshman apartments are required to complete a Roommate Agreement and all other residents are strongly advised to do so. The Roommate Agreement may be mandated if problems occur in an apartment.
Changes in assignments generally will be made after the second week of each semester, the last week of the fall semester for Spring reassignment, or in other special circumstances. However, requests for reassignments for medical reasons will be honored in a reasonable timeframe. Any resident requesting room reassignment must complete a room change form, which can be obtained from and must be returned to the Office of Residence Life. Residents are not permitted to relocate to another apartment or another bedroom within an apartment without the consent of the Office of Residence Life. Relocation without permissions will result in disciplinary action for all parties involved.
The College reserves the right to relocate residents at any time for reasons including but not limited to disciplinary action, maintenance needs, energy conservation, increased security for residents, roommate issues, etc. The College also reserves the right to assign new residents to apartments where space exists and retains the right to keep apartments empty for purposes of safety, energy conservation, maintenance, or cost efficiency.
Students who are having roommate issues should take the following steps. Any student who requires confidentiality, or is uncomfortable with steps one and two, should speak with the Office of Residence Life.
- Students should discuss the problem with their roommates and try to work out a positive solution for all parties.
- If students have discussed the problem with their roommates and feel that nothing was resolved, they should inform their Resident Assistant who will conduct roommate mediation with all involved roommates.
- If the student or the Resident Assistant feels that the issues are not then resolved, either party can talk with the Office of Residence Life.